Topic: HMAS Perth (F157)

Perth medical crew ‘ready for anything’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

RAN medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth (III) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 are, from left, Petty Officer Gavin 'Tex' Cowie, Able Seaman Bonnie Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seaman Dan Foley. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

RAN medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth (III) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 are, from left, Petty Officer Gavin 'Tex' Cowie, Able Seaman Bonnie Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seaman Dan Foley.

A ship is a small community, not unlike a small country town, and like any small community it needs its medical care. But when that small community is also a modern warship, the medical services required go way beyond those normally available from a local GP clinic.

Training deployment a career highlight for first time flight crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis.

For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.

Australia’s ‘Fighting Felines’ combine

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron.

When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.

HMAS Perth ‘ready for action’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth.

The upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.

HMAS Perth works hard in the East Australian Exercise Area for a Unit Readiness Evaluation

Published on by LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Officer of the Watch onboard HMAS Perth keeps a watchful eye as HMAS Melbourne comes astern in preparation for a tow exercise in the East Australian Exercise Area, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard   )

The Officer of the Watch onboard HMAS Perth keeps a watchful eye as HMAS Melbourne comes astern in preparation for a tow exercise in the East Australian Exercise Area, Jervis Bay.

HMAS Perth is a little way from her home port of Fleet Base West as she works hard in the East Australian Exercise Area, near Jervis Bay to prepare for a Unit Readiness Evaluation where she will be tested on Warfare, Seamanship, Emergency Procedures and much more in preparation for a busy six months of exercises.